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“Talk is Cheap” then everyone in the cricketing world will think about Australian cricket team. But right now we got successor for them, Think who it is?

Maxwell Incident

I just don’t want to write the incident again but want to point out it can be just cooled off with the senior player like Mahela Jayawardene on field. Instead Mahela made worst of it. Even after the post match presentation Mahela was having words with David Warner and Matthew Wade. Mind you he is the Senior Player of Sri Lankan Team.

Maxwell and Jayawardene had heated disagreement. © Hamish Blair / AAP

In England 2014 : Double tongue

Here too I don’t want to discuss the incident of Sachithra Senanayake mankading the Jos Buttler but in this incident Mahela Jayawardene defends Buttler Mankading, he said that Sri Lanka were left with little option but to run out Jos Buttler in the 44th over after the batsman, at the non-striker's end, backed-up too far.

Yes, Mahela was correct, as per law 42.15 The bowler is permitted, before entering his delivery stride, to attempt to run out the non-striker. The ball shall not count in the over, No warning is necessary. If he was supporting mankading that is well and good, but what he said on similar incident with Ashwin mankading Thirimanne ? Jayawardene said the warning should have been official. "I don't know," Jayawardene said. "Then it's… he should warn him through the umpires. You need to ask the umpires if he was warned."

If you are going as per law then warning is not even required. Senior players like Mahela Jayawardene should know the rule first before talking anything. It’s clear that he was on different side on both the situation, which is favoring his team but not the spirit of the game.

Spirit of Cricket

Sri Lanka won that match but lost to the spirit of the game then, Where India lost the match against Sri Lanka won the spirit of the game by letting Lahiru Thirimanne bat. I thought it was so good as Sehwag did that to a team which denied him a century against the spirit of the game. Kumar Sangakkara can give big lectures but what he taught his junior player on that day to deny a century against the spirit of the game is not good. It's good within the law but against the spirit of the game. Action speak louder than words, more than the lecture your action on the ground speaks volumes of you. End of the day these senior players like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara should have taught new player coming in for their replacement how to handle the situation. Young players coming into the side will be raw and pumped up, they may be over reacting to the situation so these seniors should calm them down.

Over Reacting Captain

Former English great Michael Vaughan, who had damned the Lankan bowlers as "a glorified county attack". It’s oblivious that when your team loses to a county team you may get damned. If you want to hear this rubbish you will be hearing many of these kinds. Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews took that to his heart and responded after winning the match he said "I hope my attack is better than a county attack...there was a little bit of debate about that, that maybe my attack was not good enough for county cricket but I think we showed we are so I am happy." There is no pressure on Mathews to bring the topic in the post match presentation. Now it will make people like Vaughan to talk more about Sri Lanka. Also playing with intention to win just to respond for criticism will not be a great idea.


England were vulnerable to sledging is something the Lankans had spoken about and Jayawardene said, “We had to wait a bit longer because we were not in a position to put them under pressure in this series. We’ve seen that under pressure they’re not quite up to it so we’ll definitely look forward to tomorrow. There are a few young guys to come in and they’ll get some.”

EspnCricinfo quoted : Among the lasting memories of the dramatic final day at Headingley was Sri Lanka's systematic verbal attack on Joe Root. For nearly half an hour the team fired barbs and bouncers at the batsman. Almost every player had a turn, like it was a team-building exercise at a shooting range.

Kumar Sangakkara has a history of sledging. Sledging is allowed in cricket upto some extend but it’s not spirit of the game. Current Sri Lankan team is depending more on sledging to win matches against their opponents.

Next generation cricketers are seeing these seniors if they follow them on attitude, then it’s no good for the game. It's showing now in the team with Unfit, sloppy on field and with attitude issue.


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Just in case

get ur own house in order :D)))))))))

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mu nan maarama pissek thamai(sakthivel). ehe unge bowlersla ambaneta kanawa andersongen. mehe muu lankawe cricket gana blog liya liya innawa. kaalakanni yakku

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"Even after the post match presentation Mahela was having words with David Warner and Matthew Wade"

don't tell lies b****! any proof?

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Indian fights

Shikhar Dhawan & Raina mocking Shane Watson's injury

Match fixing

Zaheer Khan Fighting and Sledging

youtube it you will find more about Indian cheap acts on the field

(Last edited by SLCricket1 on July 13, 2014 - 12:26)
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@ UC: Young players coming into the side will be raw and pumped up, they may be over reacting to the situation so these seniors should calm them down.

And Kohli much more mature now a days, where our seniors taught good manner. Which is not the case in SL.

@ SLCricket1: Indian's are not know for sledging, everyone knows that. You go and get some old video from stone age. Which will not be equally to SL did.

By bringing India into picture you guys accepting my views that Sri Lankans are talking cheap. As you don't have counter arguments on that.

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Sri Lankans have been one of the most patient cricketers in world cricket. It is true these are aggressive comments but the situation demanded it. Sri Lankan players have a backbone and they will come harder at you if you try to bully them.

By the way since you have managed to picked up only a few Sri Lankan examples why not have a look at famous Indian rivalry of cheap talk? They are way too stinky may be you did not feel the stench as you are already there right at the bottom of that junk. Sri Lankan players never insulted their own team mates but indians insult and even slap their team mates. Do I need to remind you of Harbajan Sreesanth incident and Kohli Gambir incident? Lol..

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and the cheapest act of all time! lol this guy is the vice captain of the team!

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@shakthivel "Indian's are not know for sledging, everyone knows that" lol I am laughing off my ass! It seems that everyone knows how cheap they could be but except you.

FYI.. Here are some classic dirty examples from Indians together with their beloved Aussies.

1. Symonds, Bhajji and the Monkeygate: This one has to be the most ‘in’famous of all. During the Sydney Test in 2008, Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds blamed Indian spinnerHarbhajan Singhof racially abusing him and calling him a monkey.

2. Watson Vs Ishant: During the last year’s series, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who was stunned with his dismissal, was asked by bowler Ishant Sharma to stay away from the wicket and start walking back to the pavilion. Yeah that Ishant Sharma!

3. Waugh Vs Parthiv Patel: India’s wicketkeeper on their 2003-04 tour was Parthiv Patel, who tried sledging Steve Waugh, who was playing his last Test innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January 2004. Waugh wrote in his autobiography Out of My Comfort Zone: "Parthiv Patel chirped at me with a sly, 'Let's finish it off with a slog sweep.' The quip was music to my ears. Firstly, it engaged me into a chat, which I never minded, and secondly, it had come from a young pup. The art of good banter is to come back quickly and with something that hits the mark. Quite calmly I swung around and said to his face, 'Listen, mate, how about showing a bit of respect? When I played my first Test, you were still running around in nappies.'

4. Damien Martyn Vs Irfan Pathan: During the ODI tri-series in 2003-04, Irfan Pathan, who was playing his first international series, was too excited after picking the wicket of Damien Martyn. He clapped on his face while he was going back to the pavilion. Martyn gave him a mouthful before complaining to the umpire.

5. Ravi Shastri Vs Whitney: When Ravi Shastri hit the ball towards Whitney (the 12th man in the game) and looked for a single, the Australian said: “If you leave the crease I’ll break your f***ing head”. Shastri retorted with equal vengeance, “If you could bat as well as you can talk you wouldn’t be the f***ing 12th man”. Now that’s some real sledging.

6. Simon Katich Vs Gautam Gambhir in 2008: It was literally a battle between the openers. While Gambhir was stealing a single, Katich elbowed, which appeared deliberate. An otherwise coy Gambhir, showed his aggressive strike and got into a heated argument with the Australian opener.

8. Harbhajan Vs Ponting: These two players share a decade long rivalry. It started in 1998 when Harbhajan got Ponting out stumped in a one-dayer in Sharjah. He abused him and pointed towards the dressing room. Ponting reacted angrily and returned verbal fire. Both were fined by the match referee.

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LOOOL Sakthivel gihila hukagana.....why haven't admins removed this fool's account? He is a cancer to this website.

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LOOOL Sakthivel gihila hukagana.....why haven't admins removed this fool's account? He is a cancer to this website.

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